Glock 'satisfied' with points finish
|By Pablo Elizalde||Sunday, October 19th 2008, 09:30 GMT|
Timo Glock was satisfied with his seventh place finish at the Chinese Grand Prix, despite it not being enough for Toyota to keep the battle for fourth place alive.
The Japanese squad lost out to Renault in the standings, the French squad now 20 points ahead with one to go.
Glock said seventh was probably the maximum he could have hoped for.
"That was the most that we could have got out of today so we should be satisfied," said Glock. "We struggled a bit to warm up the tyres at the beginning but from then on the car felt good and we had very good pace.
"At the end of the first stint I had a light car but I couldn't make the most of it because I was stuck behind Nick Heidfeld when he came out of his first stop.
"So we lost some time there and maybe lost a place to Robert Kubica but we were quick again at the end. The strategy worked well so thanks to all the guys."
Teammate Jarno Trulli retired from the race after his car was too damaged to continue following a first corner crash with Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais.
The Italian was unhappy with the Frenchman, with whom he had already crashed at the Belgian Grand Prix.
"Away from the line I was side-by-side with Sebastian Vettel but I had to give up on him because he had the inside line," said Trulli. "Then Sebastien Bourdais suddenly hit the right side of my car at the rear and damaged it. It is frustrating because he did this once before this year at Spa, where he also ruined my race at the first corner.
"Today I couldn't carry on which is a pity because we had a very good chance of more points. Still, there is one more race to go and we will push to the end to try and finish the season on a high in Brazil."